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You are not alone.

You aren’t sure where to find it (Therapy? Church? A book or podcast?)

YOU WANT

Happily Ever After

BUT...

You doubt a better marriage is possible because you are the only one trying 

You have done everything you can think of and nothing has worked

You are already too busy trying to excel in your career, maintain a social life, drink enough water, exercise, text everyone back, stay sane, survive, and be happy 

You are feeling stuck, in a rut, and becoming more like roommates than lovers
You think it’s too late to save your marriage

You have seen your friends and family get divorced and are worried your marriage might be headed in that direction
Marriages aren’t picture-perfect yet all we see on social media are highlight reels that make us compare and despair.

Inside of Christian Marriage Academy we walk you through everything you need to have your own epic love story. 
"We've read multiple marriage books, joined couples groups, attended many marriage classes, seminars, and marriage encounters. We have learned and grown a lot from each of these experiences but 
this is the BEST course we have ever done!
It is a one stop shop for ALL the things! It covers all the topics and backs it up with Scripture while giving you practical ways to implement what you're learning!"

- Rory & Diana, CMA Graduates

You feel hopeless & worry, “We will never have that.”

You feel
hopeless & worry,
“We will never have that.”

Maybe you read that statement and: 

Your marriage is meant to
bring happiness to you, bring glory to God
(and be totally awesome).

God Has More in Store For Your Marriage

You feel sad & remember, “We used to be like that.”

You feel
sad & remember,
“We used to be like that.”

You feel curious & think, “I want to know how to get that!”

You feel excited & say, “I am ready to do that!”

You feel
excited & say,
“I am ready to do that!”

You can have the knowledge and learn
the skills to improve your relationship.

You can have the knowledge and learn the skills to improve your relationship.

“I almost didn’t enroll because I knew my wife wasn’t going to be able to take the course alongside me and didn’t think it would be helpful for only one partner to attend. I was completely wrong. While it definitely is great for couples,
there is tremendous benefit you can gain, even if your spouse isn't able or willing to attend.
This course provides insight on how to be a better spouse and
your marriage can benefit even if only one member is making the changes.
This course helped me discover some simple and applicable methods to be a better husband, father, person, and disciple of Christ. It really is a merging of self-improvement, marriage counseling, and Bible study.”

- Brian, CMA Graduate

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We are best friends now …

but we used to fight every day, avoid spending time together, and even throw around the word ‘divorce.’ We caused so much damage to our relationship by calling each other names, keeping secrets from each other, and blaming each other for our problems, that we truly didn’t know if our marriage could be fixed. We went to church, sometimes, but certainly didn’t live like believers the rest of the week. We were one foot in, one foot out, both with our faith and our marriage and settled into a painful, lonely relationship for years as a result. We wasted so much precious time together and created so many unnecessary bad memories because we didn’t know what to do to make our marriage better.

Keeping it real.

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED

Just like how it took the Israelites 40 years to complete a journey that should have taken 11 days, it took us years of learning from our mistakes, surrendering the urge to do things our own way, and overcoming many trials before we finally got it right.

We suffered for years so you don't have to.

So, how did we go from two lost,
broken people to a spiritually vibrant, rock-solid couple?

Now we teach couples our exact four step formula for a happy, healthy, holy marriage inside of Christian Marriage Academy!
Now we teach couples our exact four step formula for a happy, healthy, holy marriage inside of
Christian Marriage Academy!
“This course builds such a strong foundation of communication and understanding of what it takes to create a healthy, consistent, loving, emotional, physical, and spiritual connection. From start to finish we kept saying the entire course was perfectly done. We were very impressed with the lessons, the order, and the balance of the Biblical principles and psychological principles."

- Stephany & Pastor Mike,
CMA Graduates

I'm just a regular dude, here to show you that you don’t need to be a pastor or have fancy degrees to have a thriving, faith-filled marriage. I believe that we can all be “a student of marriage.” After spending years perfecting my golf swing through YouTube videos and studying for my fantasy sports drafts, I realized that I could probably be a great husband, too, if I put that same kind of effort into my marriage. So I did! Now I'm the spiritual leader of our home … and a reigning fantasy sports champion  ;)  

David Shaffer

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 10+ years of experience. Obviously I love therapy, but if my education was all that David & I needed, our marriage would never have struggles. I needed both my faith and the research-backed tools I learned in school to work together for our marriage to reach its' full potential. Then, I realized other people might need that, too. Many Christians are told they shouldn’t need professional help if they truly have God and that is just not true. I started merging Christianity + psychology and began offering this unique service to my clients. The result was an Instagram account of over 125,000 in less than a year and a waiting list for my private practice. Christian Marriage Academy is how I am able to make this unique, life-changing service available to more couples at one time. 

Jenna Shaffer, LMHC, LMFT

Meet Jenna & David

We are living proof that when you take those first (four 😉) steps, God can do more than you can ask, think, or imagine with your marriage! 

You don’t just pray for the ability to become a 5 star chef, fly a plane, or be a professional athlete: You study it, work hard at it, & learn from someone who has already done it. 

Marriage Takes Work

The same is true for your marriage! 

i'm ready
to do the work

"We immediately saw improvement in our communication and conflict resolution. 
This course has made us feel more connected to and have a better understanding of each other. We know that if we continue to seek God and apply what we've learned in this course our marriage will only continue to improve. "

- Justin & Alana, CMA Graduates

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You wake up confident that no matter what the day holds you’re on the same team. 

Your morning cup of coffee is already made, just how you like it, because serving each other comes naturally. 

When you’re apart, you get a random text letting you know they’re thinking of you.  You feel loved and secure, never questioning what they’re doing or who they’re with.  

You can’t wait to see them at the end of the day.  You walk in the door and are immediately greeted with a hug and a kiss. 

At dinner time, your spouse puts their phone down and shows genuine interest in you.  Any disagreements are handled peacefully.

You confide in them about a difficult situation because they know exactly what you need, whether it’s empathy, a solution, or just a hug.

You pray together, kiss each other goodnight, and fall asleep feeling safe and cherished.  

You won’t dream about the marriage you want because you already have it.   

Imagine what your marriage could look like: 



Does God care more about your holiness than your happiness? Yes. But we believe you can have a marriage that is happy, healthy, and holy. God wants you to enjoy your marriage: He wants you to have fun together,  He wants you to prioritize each other, He wants you to enjoy intimacy together, and He wants to be at the center of it all. He wants this because:

God wants this for you.

You won’t dream about the marriage you want because you already have it.   
You pray together, kiss each other goodnight, and fall asleep feeling safe and cherished.
You confide in them about a difficult situation because they know exactly what you need, whether it’s empathy, a solution, or just a hug.
At dinner time, your spouse puts their phone down and shows genuine interest in you.  Any disagreements are handled peacefully.
You can’t wait to see them at the end of the day.  You walk in the door and are immediately greeted with a hug and a kiss.
When you’re apart, you get a random text letting you know they’re thinking of you.  You feel loved and secure, never questioning what they’re doing or who they’re with. 
Your morning cup of coffee is already made, just how you like it, because serving each other comes naturally. 
You wake up confident that no matter what the day holds you’re on the same team. 


It’s time to unpack your bags.

Marriage is designed to reflect the love Christ has for us.
Being loved by our spouse should give us a glimpse of what it feels like to be loved by Jesus! 

Has something caused your mirror to break?

Let’s face it. It’s hard to be a Christian. It’s hard to be married.
Many of us enter marriage carrying an emotional bag of our past—old relationship trust issues, childhood trauma, family dysfunction, or even personal disappointment and shame. Some of us fill up a bag of mistrust, unresolved conflict, pain, bitterness, and misunderstanding during the marriage.

Your  marriage is like a mirror.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

We are all humans who carry pieces of our past with us but...

"CMA is a gold mine of Biblical and relational wisdom. 
The steps you will learn by committing to this course have the power to transform your marriage. 
CMA will bless your relationship no matter what stage you find yourself in!"

- Michaela, CMA Graduate
  • We are still carrying baggage from our past
  • We are not perfect and we sin every day 
  • We struggle to prioritize our marriage with all of life's distractions
  • We don't know or understand God's will for our marriage
  • We don't have the skills to get through hard talks and hard times
  • No one ever sat us down and taught us how to be married...

Marriage isn’t hard because you aren’t trying hard enough (or praying hard enough). 

Marriage isn’t hard because you aren’t trying hard enough
(or praying hard enough). 

Marriage is hard because:

...UNTIL NOW!

God is in the business of making good marriages better and broken marriages whole.

Here's Some Good News!

Christian Marriage Academy is a powerful Biblically-sound educational Online Course designed by a Christian Marriage Counselor and her husband who have helped many couples and singles become spiritually strong and have rock solid relationships. 

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See another therapist who doesn’t share your faith

You want expert marriage advice that is based on God’s Word that you can put into action TODAY.

Christian Marriage Academy is the only marriage course to combine tools from a therapist with wisdom from the Bible taught by a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and her husband.
You need someone who knows how important your faith is to you and is equipped to dig deep into what you are going through. 

Spend weeks or months talking about your problems with a professional or waiting for the next marriage conference full of pep talks
Listen to another sermon about marriage that inspires you for a few hours but wears off quickly
Be told “just to pray about it” 
We understand that you don't want to:

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  • Master spiritual disciplines so you can share a consistently faith-filled marriage
  • Develop happy, healthy, holy habits so your behaviors reflect your values and beliefs 
  • Prepare each other to meet Jesus so you can spend eternity together in heaven
  • Build a godly community so you have like-minded support when you need it 
  • Identify spiritual mentors so you have someone to look to for direction when you feel lost 
  • Unlock the power of prayer in your marriage so God can do more than you could ever ask, think, or imagine 
  • Learn lessons from your past so you can turn your former trials into future triumphs! 

Maintain your results from CMA for a love that lasts a lifetime! 

Step Forward! Continue the Mission

Step 4

  • Develop empathy and learn how to properly validate each other’s feelings so you have a healthy emotional connection 
  • Communicate effectively so you actually understand each other and conversations stop turning into arguments 
  • Navigate (and bounce back from) arguments quickly so you can get back to enjoying each other’s company 
  • Regulate your nervous systems so you can interact peacefully
  • Identify and express your unmet needs so your significant other can finally meet them 
  • Access our personal outlines for the conversation we have every day and the meeting we have every week so you can stay connected even when life gets busy 
  • Enjoy a satisfying sex life so that both of you are happy in the bedroom
  • Share household responsibilities effectively so you can finally end ‘the chore war’
  • Learn how to set healthy boundaries with: the opposite sex, alcohol, work, and families (including in-laws!) so you can protect your marriage

More tools from a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that align with your faith & values as a Christian

Step Out! Live Your Lives Differently From the Rest of the World 

Step 3

  • Discover God’s design for marriage so you can experience true fulfillment in your relationship
  • Understand the who, what, where, when, and why of a godly marriage so your marriage has a shared, clearly defined purpose 
  • Excel at your responsibilities as husband and wife so there isn’t any more disappointment between expectations and reality

You have to understand God’s purposes for marriage to unlock the potential of your marriage! 

Step In! Step Into Your God-Given Roles as Husband & Wife 

Step 2

  • Complete an inventory of strengths & weaknesses so you can identify the areas you are ‘crushing it’ in already and areas you want to improve 
  • Place priorities in godly order so your spouse knows they are the most important person in your life 
  • Set achievable goals for marital success so you are both moving in the same direction 
  • Replace lies of the enemy with the truth of God’s Word so you can finally get ‘unstuck’
  • Drop any ‘baggage’ that is weighing down your marriage so you can reach your full potential as a couple
  • Break generational strongholds so you both find freedom from toxic patterns that have been passed down through each of your families 
  • Learn how to overcome any sin in your life so you can stop hurting each other 
  • Develop interdependence so your relationship has a healthy balance of “we” vs “you and me”

These are the same exercises Jenna uses with clients as a Mental Health Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist! 

Step up! Become the Best Version of Yourself Now 

Step 1

Christian Marriage Academy:

Four Steps to a Happy, Healthy, Holy Marriage

Online Course with 35+ faith-based, research-backed tools in 23 Video Lessons from a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist!

8 Video Lessons

3 Video Lessons

8 Video Lessons

4 Video Lessons

What's Inside

This has become a funny and popular trending audio but when we actually know the answer to this question it unlocks a new level of understanding of ourselves and our spouse. This understanding helps us communicate better and connect on a deeper emotional and spiritual level. 

By combining God’s design for marriage with therapeutic insights, you don't have to choose between “going to church” and “going to therapy.”

*although as a disclaimer, CMA is not a replacement for either 😉 


Why are you the way that you are?

Needs Being Met
Fun Date Nights 
Deeper Conversations
Praying Together 
Cuddles On The Couch 
Better Sex 
Less Fights
Inside Jokes 
Happy Memories 
Holding Hands In The Car 
Dancing In The Kitchen 
Relaxing Vacations 

Love
Understanding 
Emotional Connection 
Good Days
Trust 
Laughter 
Respect
Appreciation 
Intimacy
Support 
Romance
Teamwork

YOU WANT MORE:

BECAUSE YOUR HEART DESIRES:

There is a gap between the marriage you have and the marriage you want.

Your marriage can be #couplegoals

CMA bridges the gap.

YOU WANT
MORE:

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Doing marriage God's way never ends in divorce.

Assuming there was even time on your already overbooked calendar, private sessions with Jenna are $250 each. It would take at least 4-6 months to cover all of the material inside of CMA, leaving you with a $4,000+ bill. Online courses are a great option to make the information more accessible and more affordable.

Invest in The Future of Your Marriage Today. 

The average cost of a divorce is: $11,300
The average cost of a marriage retreat: $5,000 - $10,000
Private sessions: $4,000+
Cost of CMA: $1,297! $697

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The average cost of a divorce is: $11,300

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YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED: 

Can my marriage still benefit from the course if I am the only one participating? 

What if my spouse isn’t a believer?

Does my marriage have to be in trouble to take CMA? 

I think our marriage is pretty good. Do we really need this?

My spouse does not want to go to therapy. Will they like this?

I am single. Can I still take CMA?

We are just dating right now. Should we take CMA?

How can I talk to my significant other about taking the course with me?

I am new to my faith. Will this be too confusing for me? 

I have been a Christian for my entire life. Will this be too “basic” for me?

Would this be a good substitute for premarital counseling?

We had infidelity in our marriage. Will this work for us?

What if we are in a long-distance relationship?

Do you offer refunds? 

Q

The students that have taken CMA without their spouse have seen an incredible amount of personal and marital growth by applying what they learned in the course on their own. Changing yourself can change your marriage. One of our CMA grads, Brian, said, “Even if your spouse can’t or won’t go through it with you, there is tremendous value in going through it by yourself.” Taking the course on your own is a great way to be the change you want to see in your marriage by modeling the new things you are learning. You might even spark your spouse's interest! Seeing your growth can plant a seed in your spouse and one day they just might ask you, “Can I do that CMA thing you did?” How cool would that be, right?!?!


"Can my marriage still benefit from the course if I’m the only one participating?"

Q

Although the course is faith-based, a lot of what you learn inside of CMA will work for all couples, not just Christian couples. Specifically, many of the personal development exercises in step one, the communication and conflict resolution lessons in step 3, and so much more! Step two will most likely be of the least interest to your spouse as this is where we dig deep into what the Bible has to say about marriage and our roles as a godly husband and wife. However, don’t discount the possibility of God speaking to your spouse through any lesson of this course. Even if they skip watching step 2 with you, your spouse will still learn countless, invaluable tools to improve your marriage (and you never know the day they might come up to you and ask to watch it)! 

"What if my spouse isn’t a believer?"

Q

No. CMA is designed to ‘level up’ your marriage, no matter what ‘level’ your marriage is starting from. CMA is for those who are losing hope and those who just want to learn more from the Bible about marriage and get tools from a therapist to make their relationship even better. 

"Does my marriage have to be in trouble to take CMA? "

Q

We believe God always has something more in store for us. If you desire to deepen your relationship with God and strengthen your relationship with your spouse even more, yes! The way this course combines psychology + Christianity is extremely unique, giving your marriage a specialized skill set that not many couples have! 

"I think our marriage is pretty good. Do we really need this?"

Q

This course is taught by a therapist, but is not therapy. The information shared is one-way (we are talking to you, but you are obviously not talking to us). This helps people who are resistant to therapy feel safe. Taking the course in the comfort of your own home, not being forced to be vulnerable and expose personal problems to a stranger, and moving through the information quickly, are some of the benefits of taking an online course that are appreciated by people who aren’t excited about weekly therapy sessions.

"My spouse does not want to go to therapy. Will they like this?"

Q

Yes (assuming you desire to be married at any time in the future). These life skills and relationship skills can help you now and in the future. The first step of CMA is focused on personal development (and will probably be your favorite, for now 😉), but the tools in the communication and conflict resolutions lessons, especially, will have a positive impact on all of your relationships, not just the romantic ones. Your future spouse is praying for you right now and will notice and appreciate the way you prepared yourself for marriage with CMA! *CMA comes with a supplemental packet to make the activities and the reflection questions applicable for those who are single.

"I am single. Can I still take CMA?"

Q

Yes (assuming you are dating for the future, not just for fun). The tools taught in CMA will deepen your relationship with God and strengthen your relationship with each other at any stage of your relationship. Going through the course together is a great way to prepare for the next steps of your relationship! *CMA comes with a supplemental pack to make the reflection questions applicable to those are dating / engaged. 

"We are just dating right now. Should we take CMA?"

Q

CMA is different from anything you have ever tried before! One of the benefits of CMA is that it is taught by a husband and wife team, made up of a ‘regular dude’ and a licensed professional. This allows us to provide powerful information in a way that is relatable and doable for everyone. As one of our male students described the course, “It is not too pushy or over the top. It’s got a great pace and the exercises are realistic, achievable, and timely.” 

"How can I talk to my significant other about taking the course with me?"

Q

One of our goals when creating CMA was to make it understandable for everyone, no matter where they are on their walk with Christ (or even if they are just considering following Jesus). We break it down to the basics, especially when it comes to marriage (but also, because we are merging the concepts with therapeutic principles, it will still be brand new information and interesting enough for the seasoned believer to enjoy and learn from the course, too). 


"I am new to my faith. Will this be too confusing for me? "

Q

While Step Two might be a refresher for the seasoned believer, you will still discover so many new things as this course combines what the Bible says with therapeutic insights for a unique learning experience that equips your relationship with a specialized skill set. 

"I have been a Christian for my entire life. Will this be too “basic” for me?"

Q

Yes and no. At this time, CMA is not on the list for your state as an approved premarital course that will get you a discount on your marriage license. But is the information exactly what you need to know to prepare you for marriage? YES. Are the discussion questions in CMA what Jenna would ask you in a premarital session? YES. Does CMA come with an extra supplement packet to tailor the experience for those of you who are engaged? YES. So if you don’t mind missing out on the discount (and don’t need to talk out a unique, personal concern in a private session), YES. 
PS: Jenna is a certified premarital facilitator, so you can always take CMA and then personalize the information with a few private premarital sessions before your big day! 

"Would this be a good substitute for premarital counseling?"

Q

It absolutely can. In fact, infidelity is part of our story, too, and healing from this event in our own marriage is what inspired us to create CMA! We overcame what felt impossible (and are actually stronger because of it) because we followed the four steps inside of CMA. Isn’t it so cool how God uses our trials so we can use our experiences to help others turn their own trials into triumphs? 

"We had infidelity in our marriage. Will this work for us?"

Q

Will we both be able to log in? We are happy to make the course accessible to couples in long distance relationships on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us if this is your specific situation so we can make accommodations. PS: We have had two couples take CMA long distance so far and they both said taking the course together while apart was a great way for them to stay connected!

"What if we are in a long-distance relationship?"

Q

Jenna has worked with hundreds of singles and couples in private sessions; we are confident that if you implement the strategies inside of CMA, you will be more than satisfied with your results! The material works (if you do)! For this reason, we do not offer refunds under any circumstances.

"Do you offer refunds?"

You can have the head-over-heels in love,
on fire for Jesus marriage
 you have been praying for.

SAY NO MORE, I'M IN!

You can have the head-over-heels in love,
on fire for Jesus marriage you have been praying for.

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